A master of the Texas crime novel, Lansdale has won umpty-ump awards, according to his Web site. We know about seven Bram Stoker horror awards as well as the American Mystery Award and the Edgar. Lansdale will read from Leather Maiden, then spend some time in an informal Q&A session before he starts signing copies. 6:30 p.m. Houston Public Library, 500 McKinney. For information, call 832-393-1313 or visit www.hpl.lib.tx.us. Free.
Wed., Aug. 20, 6:30 p.m., 2008